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by Michael Korda


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Marking Time: Collecting. has been added to your Cart. I must say, that though Mr. Korda specializes in collecting pocket watches, I feel that absolutely everything he talks about collecting, collectors, and the flame who drives collectors in their endeavour, is absolutely related to those interested in wrist watches as well. As a matter of fact, he doesn't fail to mention them in this book.

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From all experience a book about collecting by a collector ought to fast lose its appeal beyond an audience of like minded aficionados. However Mr. Korda is a bright and entertaining guy who has given a lot of thought to this endeavor and talks about it without taking himself too seriously. I loved this book! By Thriftbooks. com User, June 6, 2005. I'm not really a watch collector or WIS (watch idiot savant as some watch collectors.

Michael Korda (born 8 October 1933) is an English-born writer and novelist . Marking Time: collecting watches and thinking about time, New York: Barnes & Noble, 2004, ISBN 9780760735763.

Korda said he felt that Charmed Lives was the book he was born to write, "as if I had been observing and storing up memories with just that purpose in mind for years. Beginning in the 2000s, Korda wrote a number of history and biography books on the Hungarian Revolution, Dwight Eisenhower, .

Complete Price Guide To Watches by Cooksey Shugart A frequently cited price guide. Useful, but not terribly inexpensive – this is a good choice for an intermediate collector

Complete Price Guide To Watches by Cooksey Shugart A frequently cited price guide. Useful, but not terribly inexpensive – this is a good choice for an intermediate collector. A pleasant introduction to watch collecting, although not everyone will agree with all of Korda’s assertions. DWMC, Gigatron and J C like this.

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ISBN 9780340223116 (978-0-340-22311-6) Softcover, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1979. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Michael KORDA at LibraryThing. Results page: 1 2 3 NEXT.

Marking Time: collecting watches and thinking about time, New York: Barnes & Noble, 2004, ISBN 9780760735763. Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Harper Perennial, 2006, ISBN 978-0-06-077262-8. Ike: An American Hero, 2008.

Marking Time: Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time, Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 2004. Korda, Michael, Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2001. Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, Atlas/HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004. With wife, Margaret Korda) Horse Housekeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Keep a Horse at Home, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2005. Korda, Michael, Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2006.

Among Korda's better-known books are Charmed Lives, which was a memoir about his life with his father and .

Among Korda's better-known books are Charmed Lives, which was a memoir about his life with his father and uncle, and the novel Queenie, which is a roman à clef about his aunt, actress Merle Oberon, which was later adapted into a television miniseries. Beginning in the 2000s written a number of history and biography books on the Hungarian Revolution, Dwight Eisenhower, . Horse People: Scenes from the Riding Life, Harper Perennial, 2004, ISBN 9780060936761.

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Comments: (7)

Mightsinger
From all experience a book about collecting by a collector ought to fast lose its appeal beyond an audience of like minded aficionados. However Mr. Korda is a bright and entertaining guy who has given a lot of thought to this endeavor and talks about it without taking himself too seriously. The result is akin to say striking up a conversation with a civilized and rather erudite stranger on a journey and finding yourself at your destination after what seems like only minutes, his company having been so pleasant. You can't help but enjoy this book.
anneli
How much I enjoyed reading this book!
Reading is very easy, like listening a very well informed and entertaining person speaking about his passion: collecting vintage and antique watches.

But author, best seller writer Michael Korda, not only speaks about collecting, but also his own thoughs about time, as an abstract theme.
And he adds a bit about the history of time keeping to boot.

I must say, that though Mr. Korda specializes in collecting pocket watches, I feel that absolutely everything he talks about collecting, collectors, and the flame who drives collectors in their endeavour, is absolutely related to those interested in wrist watches as well. As a matter of fact, he doesn't fail to mention them in this book.
He also includes some personal experiences and anecdotes, which readers will appreciate the author has shared in this little tome.

I found some very thoughtful sentences devoted to those various themes he treates in his book, which are worth underlining in pencil, as I did in my copy, to find them quickly in future re-reads which I intend to do.

Just wished to share this most charming reading experience, with a little nice book, with very few illustrations, but with a lot of well worth writing inside.
I sincerely recomend this charming book!
Nuadador
Not what I expected at all.
This is akin to a novel of sorts.
Nalaylewe
Not what I was expecting, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Forey
informative
Gorisar
nice but aimed at novices
Ffrlel
First attracted to book by author's reputation. then by subject which included much about pocket watches- not my interest<yet> Still enjoyed the book and will heed the advice. Wish it had discussed wristwatches of re noun and those thought to be good values and potential classics.
I'm not really a watch collector or WIS (watch idiot savant as some watch collectors refer to themselves), but I loved this book! Unlike just about every other watch book I've seen, it's _not_ just a catalog of different watch models with short descriptions. It's really well written, with prose worthy of the New Yorker. It does an excellent job of telling the history of watches, with the author's personal anecdotes integrated into the story. If I had the money, I'd enjoy collecting watches, but this book is an enjoyable read in and of itself.
Marking Time: Collecting Watches and Thinking about Time download epub
Author: Michael Korda
ISBN: 076073576X
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Barnes & Noble; reprint edition (2004)
Pages: 198 pages